SC Remains In Fight Against Offshore Seismic Testing

By Keith Goldberg (February 18, 2020, 9:29 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Tuesday kept South Carolina in litigation challenging oil- and gas-related seismic testing off the Atlantic Coast and President Donald Trump's pro-drilling executive order, saying the state's case resembles litigation in Alaska where a judge invalidated portions of that executive order.

While U.S. District Judge Richard M. Gergel nixed several of South Carolina's claims challenging the National Marine Fisheries Service's authorization of air gun seismic surveys for oil and gas exploration, he rejected the agency's bid to dismiss the Palmetto State's suit outright.

The judge said South Carolina can at least raise a legitimate argument that Trump's 2017...

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